Bourdais and PT: Reunited in an Iowa corn field (VIDEO)


They were the last true rivals in IndyCar.

From 2003 to 2007, Sebastien Bourdais and Paul Tracy were top adversaries, and the two top drivers in what was then the CART, then Champ Car series.

“PT” won his overdue first and only career title in 2003, before Bourdais, who entered the sport that year, then reeled off four in a row from 2004 to 2007.

After Bourdais rolled through the field at the Milwaukee Mile last week, Tracy praised his drive during the NBCSN broadcast.

The two were reunited during the pre-race show for tonight’s Iowa Corn 300. While Bourdais and Tracy had their well-documented rivalry on the track, but NBCSN put it to the test in Iowa when they stuck the two IndyCar drivers in a car together for an afternoon drive.

Watch: Top 5 heartbreaks in Indy 500 history (video)

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As we near the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, NBC Sports will be counting down some of the top moments in the race’s illustrious history, right up until May 26.

Today’s countdown features the top five heartbreaks, from J.R. Hildebrand crashing on the final turn in 2011 to hand the win to Dan Wheldon, to Robby Gordon running out of fuel in 1999 and leading to Kenny Brack’s victory.

For more Indy 500 coverage, check out NBC Sports Gold for exclusive coverage, and don’t miss the race on NBC on May 26.